Signature Ralph Lauren event comes to Dove Mountain
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain is a picture-perfect tournament destination.
The Ralph Lauren brand represents the allure of all things western. And what could be more alluring than a Ralph Lauren Pro-Am Golf Tournament held at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain resort— surrounded by majestic saguaros, and the hues and textures of the Sonoran Desert foothills?
The golf course is as challenging as it is stunning
The organizers of the third annual tournament knew what they were doing when they selected the Dove Mountain course as the backdrop for their October event. The course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, offered participants 27 holes of championship golf spread across three challenging courses.
Everyone and everything was stylish
The course, clubhouse, pro shop, and players were stylishly branded by Ralph Lauren, including white Polo flags with stylized navy ponies at every hole and personalized engraved pony ball markers. And, of course, attendees and players all sported Ralph Lauren golf attire.
A hotdog truck stole the show
According to Esquire, the star of the show was the world debut of Ralph’s Hot Dog Truck, which doubled as a bar. Attendees were treated to gourmet hotdogs, crinkle fries, and coffee-flavored soft serve ice cream. Participants also enjoyed al fresco family-style dinners, spa services, and much more.
Event featured in HBO documentary
Scenes from this signature event are featured in “Very Ralph,” an HBO documentary portrait of fashion icon Ralph Lauren. The documentary profiles the man behind a brand that celebrates the rugged beauty and romance of the American West.
Ralph Lauren’s son David once said of his father that “it’s not about fabric, it’s about dreams” — and how his father’s immersive approach to research and finishing touches led to landmark and romantic clothing designs.
Celebrities and golf pros participated
Celebrities attending the event included Patrick Schwarzenegger, actress Kathryn Newton, and golf champions Brandel Chamblee, Tom Watson, and Nick Watney.
Photos from this beautifully choreographed and “very Ralph” event can be found in Marykate Boyan’s Town and Country article “What a Golf Tournament by Ralph Lauren Looks Like.”
Accolades for The Golf Club at Dove Mountain
- Top 100 Resort Course in the United States , GolfWeek, 2020.
- Top 20 Luxury Golf Property, Golf Magazine, 2019.
- Top 5 Golf Course you can play in Arizona, GolfDigest, 2020.